Category: Blog

1 INDIAN RECIPE, TWO WAYS – WAY HEALTHIER THAN A TAKEOUT!

Now full disclaimer here guys. I can’t lay claim to making those incredibly roti’s all by myself. I used my trusty new Rotimatic Machine to try my hand at whipping up some healthy ones.

I used just Extra Virgin Olive Oil, wholemeal flour and water. The machine mixes it together in the right proportions, kneads the dough and even cooks the roti to your desired thickness (I like mine thin). It’s incredibly clever and SO much healthier than your usual takeout. I love that I’m in total control of the ingredients too. There’s so many unhealthy versions out there at restaurants and take-outs. No hidden additives, chemicals, or preservatives. YES! It also works with gluten-free flour for sensitive tummies AND even makes pizza bases. Blown away. Okay, before I get any more excited, let’s keep it simple with those Roti’s to begin.

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LOW CARB SNICKERS SHAKE

I think we have all seen the Snickers ad with the infamous tagline – “You’re not yourself when you are hungry”. Well, this smoothie recipe will definitely fill the deepest of pits of stomachs without the nasties and added sugar.

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CARROT CAKE SMOOTHIE BOWL

Who LOVES carrot cake? Admittedly, I’m ALL ‘bout that frosting, but still. This smoothie bowl is equally as yum and who says that coyo can’t be frosting?

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EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE KETO DIET

Do you want a diet that promises energy, clarity, mental focus? Welcome to the Ketogenic diet (Keto, if you’re Gen Y).  The Keto approach has been gaining great momentum over the last 6 months, with people reporting reduced cravings, less snacking, and weight loss. What started out as a diet to help control seizures in epileptic patients, is now taking the world by storm.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CBD

Arguably the must-have wellness ingredient of 2019, the talk around CBD is only going to gain momentum. If trends in Canada and America are anything to go by, it will soon be in your beauty products, your coffee and even in your lube.

I interview Georgia Branch, co-founder of CBD and hemp brand Hemple, to get the low-down.

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My Washington DC Adventure

I went to Washington DC to run a marathon…

But sadly, my knee had other plans.

Sunday marked my first DNF (did not finish) of my running career. Even though I have only been running for three years, I still call it a career. Trust me, I am not finished; far from it actually. This is only the beginning.

It was probably one of the hardest decisions I have made in quite a long time. In the back of my mind, I knew that I could probably finish the race, but I kept weighing the risks.

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10 Rules For Healthy Eating (My Eating Philosophy)

I would be lying if I said that I have never had a rocky relationship with “healthy eating”.

In the past, I’ve tried:

  1. “Diet Foods”: Splenda, egg whites, sugar free everything, and so much more. I think you know what I am talking about. This “healthy eating” experience was absolutely terrible. I was tired, cranky, and just run down.
  2. “Low fat”: This was terrible as well. Not only was this eating plan completely devoid of heart healthy nutrients, it also tasted like my butt.
  3. Low carb, no meat, ect… I think I have tried everything, but I never felt my best.

If you want to know more about my journey through “healthy eating”, let me know and I will do a post on it.

To me, the term “healthy eating” is not a diet, it is a lifestyle choice. I choose to eat “healthy” everyday because it makes me feel my best. It’s that simple.

My philosophy on food and “healthy eating” is about enjoying everything in a balanced manner.

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Apparently I Am Sexy

Am I right or am I right?

Apparently people find my blog by searching for “sexy runners”.

Google doesn’t lie right?

Yes, no, maybe?

My best friend said he loves this picture 

I REALLY hope someone Google’s “sexy runner” and my picture comes up. That would be awesome!

While I may not be running as much right now as I would like to be, I still consider myself a runner.

My knee is getting better, but it still isn’t perfect. I actually like to think that is good news 

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Five Ingredients I Will Not Eat

After writing about my food philosophy a few weeks ago, I have a feeling that most of you guys think that I am completely nuts. After this post, you are probably going to think I am even more nuts, but if I cared, I would not be writing this post 

I eat the way I do because I like the way it makes me feel both physically and mentally. After eating a meal with whole grains, vegetables, and grass fed meat, wild seafood, or organic poultry, I feel so much better than if I had eaten a greasy burger at McDonalds.

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You Know Your A Runner When…

You trip over multiple pairs of shoes trying to get into your apartment. I then fall on my face and see this:

And I wear every single pair!

  • A pair of () for walking.
  • A pair of () for running.
  • A pair of shoes for running.
  • A pair of shoes for cross training.
  • My racing flats for speed work, which don’t get much use because I am afraid to try running fast again.
  • MY NEW Brooks ! I haven’t worn them yet, but I want to try a new pair of shoes. I’ve been running in the for two years, but the guy working at the running store suggested that my Adrenalines could be causing my knee pain (apparently he has seen this before). I’ll give it a shot!
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